Venue

The 2018 Reaching Across Borders, Building a Better World conference will be held at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel, located at 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, in the heart of the historic Golden Square Mile district in downtown Montreal. This elegant, newly renovated hotel offers refined and sophisticated rooms and meeting rooms and an upscale restaurant and bar. Located at the base of Mont-Royal Park and close to universities, shops, restaurants and museums, the Omni is a perfect conference venue and a favourable location for setting off to experience Montreal’s history, culture and heritage.

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Accommodation

A block of rooms at the preferred nightly rate of $195 single/double (+ applicable taxes/fees) has been set aside for Conference delegates. This rate includes complimentary internet in each guestroom for all overnight guests who join the free Omni Select Guest program. Click here to join now or be sure to sign up prior to arrival to enjoy complimentary internet and other amenities during your stay.

Please note the cut-off date of October 11, 2018 at 6:00pm to book your room at the preferred Conference rate. All rooms not sold by this time/date will be released for re-sale and Conference attendees booking after October 11 at 6:00pm will receive the prevailing rate of the day which will be higher than the Conference rate. You are encouraged to book early to secure a room for Reaching Across Borders, Building a Better World as the block may sell out prior to this cut-off date.

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*Be sure to mention the Reaching Across Borders, Building a Better World Conference to receive the preferred $195 rate.

Travel

Driving directions, parking and transportation details can be found here.

Airline Discounts

Air Canada has been appointed the official airline of the 2018 Reaching Across Borders, Building a Better World conference. As such, Air Canada is offering discounts of up to 10% on qualifying fares (1-way and return) for travel to Montreal for the Conference. Travel is valid any day of the week during the travel period from Sunday October 28, 2018 through Thursday, November 15, 2018. Travel bookings must be made on www.aircanada.com using the promotion code ZHY7HXV1 at time of booking to qualify for potential discounts.

Discounts of up to 10% are available for travel within Canada or between the U.S. and Canada for bookings at Flex Fares and higher. Bookings from international locations (outside of North America) qualify for a 10% discount for Tango fares and higher. Use the promotion code when booking flights to ensure you receive any available discounts. Restrictions apply.

WestJet is also offering discounted fares for travel to Montreal for Reaching Across Borders, Building a Better World. WestJet is offering 5% off Econo, 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus fares for travel to Montreal from Canadian cities at time of booking. Transborder (North America) travellers receive 2% off Econo, 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus fares for travel to Montreal at time of booking. Travel is valid for the period October 28 to November 15, 2018. To take advantage of the available discounts, visit www.westjet.com and input the following coupon code when searching for and booking your flights: B82EH25.

Airport Transportation

Various forms of transportation are available from Montreal’s P.E. Trudeau airport. A shuttle bus is available for $10 from Montréal-Trudeau Airport to downtown. For more information, click here. A taxi to downtown Montreal costs $40 excluding tip. Private car and limousine services are available upon arrival. For complete details on available transportation from the airport, click here. If you wish to book your airport transfers through the Omni Mont-Royal Concierge desk, further details and a booking form are available here.

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Things to see

Montreal is the most populated city in the province of Quebec and the second largest in Canada, with a population of more than 1.7 million. It is the second-largest French speaking city in the world after Paris. Named for the three-peaked hill at its centre – Mont Royal – Montreal is home to world-renowned dining, cultural events, festivals, and architectural landmarks. Old Montreal, the historic centre of this once-walled city is filled with cafes, museums, cobblestone streets and a joie de vivre not to be missed. Montreal’s underground city is made up of more than 30km of interconnected tunnels leading to shopping, dining, transit stations, universities, museums etc. Montreal hosted the 1976 summer Olympics and one of the most successful World Fairs - Expo 67 in 1967, and is home to 11 university-level institutions.

For suggestions on things to see and do during your stay in Montreal, visit the excellent “48 Hours in Montreal” Itinerary on the Omni Mont-Royal’s web page here. Further suggestions can be found on the official website of Tourism Montreal here.

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